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How to get a kitchen


It’s time to cook!

The 2.0 update was pretty big for Animal Crossing New Horizons, adding a whole bunch of features including meal prep and an easier way to access weekly stores.

Brewster and the Roost have finally been added to the game, you can now help NPCs like Leif and Kicks set up permanent shops on Harv’s Island, and you can even try your hand at cooking as well. Here is how to get a kitchen in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Getting a kitchen in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Assuming you’ve already gotten your recipes from the Nook Stop terminal and Nook’s Cranny, and got your hands on some ingredients, you’ll now need a kitchen to start cooking. All kitchen-style furniture in the game will now work the same as workbenches, where you can use your ingredients to cook food from DIY recipes you’ve already learned.

This means that items such as the System Kitchen, Kitchen Island, Stone Kitchen, and Clay Oven will allow you to cook food. Most of the kitchens are furniture that you have to pass through Nook’s Cranny or as a surprise gift by shooting down balloons in the air.

If you have friends who already have kitchens, you can also catalog them by picking them up and dropping them off. You can then buy it from the shopping app on your phone or through the Nook Stop terminal.

If you run out of bells a bit, you can craft the stone kitchen with materials on the island.

To recap, here is the list of all the kitchens available in the game that will allow you to cook in Animal Crossing New Horizons:

  • Clay Oven (purchased from Nook’s Cranny)
  • Kitchen island (purchased from Nook’s Cranny)
  • System kitchen (purchased from Nook’s Cranny)
  • Stone kitchen (manufactured)

ACNH Kitchen Ideas

Of course, just having a kitchen is only half the battle. Your real challenge is to design a beautiful kitchen or dining area in your house and island. Here are some ideas to help get those brain juices flowing.

The Witch’s Hut

Source: Witcher’s Crossing

This witch-themed kitchen is at its peak, and every nook and cranny has been thoughtfully designed.

Japanese style dinner

Source: Reddit

If you want to go for a more oriental vibe, this ramen/sushi themed kitchen is also very pretty. The caught fish are a nice touch, and it goes well with the system kitchen right next door.


Source: Reddit

If you’re a bit more traditional like me, you can opt for the tried-and-true bakery-style dining room. Desks work as stylish counters for your customers, and it gives off a nice warm vibe overall.

That’s all you need to know about how to get a kitchen in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Be sure to check out our wiki guide for more tips and information on the game.

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